U.S. and Canadian jobs

Jobs Growth in the United States and Canada

January 10, 2014

Both North American jobs reports for December proved disappointing.  U.S. jobs rose only 74K last month, about three-eighths as much as the market consensus.  Even with an upward revision to November’s increase, the 4Q monthly average of 172K was little better than the 3Q mean of 167K and less than the 2Q average of 182K.  […] More

U.S. and Canadian Labor Statistics

April 9, 2012

U.S. real GDP grew at identical annualized rates of 2.4% in the second halves of 2010 and 2011.  In between, growth weakened precipitously in the first half of last year to an annualized 0.8% pace because of elevated energy costs, damage to financial markets from the euro debt crisis, and the disruption of supply lines […] More

U.S. and Canadian Labor Markets in November

December 3, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor monthly jobs report threw cold water on market optimism that had been building for more than a month.  Whisper numbers were looking for jobs to climb by 200K or more.  Instead, such rose 39K and included the smallest advance in private sector workers in ten months.  For the first time […] More